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Police Blotter

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:22 a.m. CST

Newton Police Department

• Phyllis M. Anderson, 53, of Grinnell was cited for following too closely after being involved in a two-vehicle collision in the 1700 block of First Avenue East at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Anderson allegedly rear-ended a vehicle driven by Peggy L. Martin, 81, of Newton. Anderson reported feeling pain after the accident but refused medical treatment.

• Jacob J. Kendall, 24, of Newton was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant issued for a domestic assault charge at 1:27 a.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn Hotel for an incident that originally occurred Nov. 14. In November, officers were dispatched to 901 S. 13th Ave. E. #10 on a report of assault, but when they arrived, he was not at the location. Kendall is alleged to have repeatedly grabbed and pushed his girlfriend. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Brian G. Roberts, 22, of Marshalltown was cited for driving with a suspended license after officers stopped him at 5:07 a.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of North 13th Avenue East. He was released to appear.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

• Darin T. Denham, 39, of Bondurant and Rodney P. Sinclair, 49, of Bondurant were both charged with public intoxication at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday after officers observed them with alcoholic beverages at the Oswalt Bridge. When officers arrived, they questioned both men, who said they had been drinking and refused chemical testing. Both men were brought to the Jasper County Jail.

• Russell A. Warren, 44, of Mingo was arrested for public intoxication and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 10:47 p.m. Tuesday after officers were dispatched to 102 E. Bluff St. in Mingo on a report of a verbal argument. When officers arrived, Warren told officers he had been drinking near the Oswalt Bridge and needed a ride to Colfax because his vehicle was stuck. Because he had three previous public intoxication convictions, he was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail. Upon arrival to the jail, police searched his duffel bag, where authorities found two metal pipes with a burnt residue and was additionally charged for it.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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